Packers, Shields talking

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This year’s class of restricted free agents includes Packers cornerback Sam Shields.

Undrafted in 2010, Shields has become a key contributor for the Packers in three seasons, drawing a second-round tender.

Shields and the Packers are talking, we’re told, about a long-term deal.  For now, nothing is imminent — and definitely not as imminent as the looming long-term contracts that apparently will soon be signed by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews.

If Shields signs the tender, he’ll receive a little more than $2 million for 2013.  Any other team interested in signing Shields to an offer sheet has two days left.  There’s currently no indication that any of the unsigned restricted free agents will be signing offers with other teams.

17 responses to “Packers, Shields talking

  1. That lady u got qb’ing is gonna eat up a lot of money. Tokyosandblaster butt would hurt even more if u didn’t sign him

  2. Packers will get a longer term deal done with Shields, and Tramon Williams will be gone either this year or next. No way Packers take the 9.5M cap hit from Tramon in 2014.

  3. Surprised the Vikings haven’t made an attempt, he then would be an ex Packer and they need help in the secondary after Winfield refused the Viking’s higher offer to sign with the Seahawks.

    The only problem is that Shields isn’t an over the hill, best days behind him, type of player. That’s the profile for the Vikings when it comes to actually signing ex Packers.

  4. They need to lock this kid up. Sure he makes a few mental errors here and there causing him to get torched once in a while but, he plays the ball in the air as well as any CB and has got the wheels to hang with any WR in the league also.

  5. I’d hate to see Skields go. He’s a an important part to the Packers D. He stays w/the Packers he’ll get at least 1 more ring in a his contract yrs.

  6. Shields played a huge role in the twice yearly humiliating defeats of the Bears and Vikings in each of the last 3 years. I suspect he will be involved in many more Viking/Bear beatdowns.

  7. With Rodgers, Matthews, and Raji contracts coming up. I think that the Packers are trying to get Shields at a bargain. I think he has a lot of upside if he can stay healthy.

    That said I also believe that after signing Shields, and having a promising rookie like Hayward.

    Tramon Williams may be on his way out with his 8 mil. and injury that he said he hasn’t fully healed

    I think they are hoping to see what House can do and possibly even draft another CB this year.

  8. not a complete shutdown corner by any means, but a good young cb with great speed.

    Surprised no one has tried to sign hin.

  9. Guy was so good – Receivers had no choice but to shove him to the ground when they couldn’t get separation …. so of course, refs called Sam for Defensive Pass Interference …. smh.

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